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2021 MATAI Conference

June 21-23, 2021  

Des Moines, IA

Theme will be Farm Machinery and Equipment
Here is a little teaser of what is to come:
More info coming as instructors get finalized
JUNE 20, 2021 0800-1700
Hotel Information:



2021 MATAI Conference

Dates: June 20th, 21st, 22nd, & 23rd

Location: Prairie Meadows & Iowa Speedway

Organization: MATAI


June 20th, 2021:

  1. 8:00am to 5:00pm
    1. ACTAR Testing
  2. 7:00pm - ??????
    1. MATAI Board Meeting
  3. 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    1. Early Registration (Packet Pickup)
    2. Horse Races (Prairie Meadows)

June 21st, 2021:

  1. 7:00am to 7:45am
    1. Registration (Packet Pickup)
  2. 8:00am to 8:45am
    1. Opening Ceremonies

                   i.      ISP Honor Guard

                   ii.      Colonel Fulk (ISP)

                   iii.      Sgt. Starrett (ISP)

  1. 8:45am to 10:15am
    1. Future of the Autonomous Vehicle & Updates

                   i.      Daniel V. McGehee (University of Iowa)

  1. 10:15am to 10:30am
    1. Break Time
  2. 10:30am to 12:00pm
    1. John Deere Safety Equipment

                   i.      Bryan Gentner (Van Wall Equipment)


  1. 12:00pm to 1:15pm
    1. Lunch Time
  2. 1:15pm to 2:45pm
    1. Sight Distance & Visual Concepts

                   i.      Daniel R. Billington (Great Lakes Collision Experts)

  1. 2:45pm to 3:00pm
    1. Break Time
  2. 3:00pm to 3:30pm
    1. Continued – Sight Distance & Visual Concepts
  3. 3:30pm to 4:00pm
    1. Reconstruction Measuring Technology

                   i.      Guest Vendors

June 22nd, 2021:

  1. 8:00am to 8:30am
    1. Travel Time to the Iowa Speedway
  2. 8:30am to 12:00pm
    1. Farm Implements Crash Testing

                   i.      Drag Factor

                   ii.      Speed Calculation

  1. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    1. Lunch Time (provided by Food Truck)
  2. 1:30pm to 4:00pm
    1. Continued Farm Implement Crash Testing

                   i.      Measuring Scenes

  1. Vendors Equipment
  2. ISP Equipment
  3. Other Agencies Equipment

June 22nd, 2021 (Evening):

  1. 6:00pm to ??????
    1. Iowa Cubs Game (Tailgating Before Game)

June 23rd, 2021:

  1. 8:00am to 9:45am
    1. Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

                   i.      Trooper Brad Cubit (Iowa State Patrol)

  1. 9:45am to 10:00am
    1.  Break Time
  2. 10:00am to 12:00pm
    1. Review of Testing at the Iowa Speedway

                   i.      David Hallman & Crash Team

  1. 12:00pm to 12:15pm
    1. Conclusion of Conference